After yesterday's post kicking off our Healthy Habits Challenge, I thought I would share my favorite after workout snack. I've had my best results at the gym if I eat 30-45 minutes after a hard workout and fill my belly with a high protein mixed with carbohydrates to help build muscle and replenish glycogen stores (or energy). Quest bars are fit this in just about every way. They are low in sugar (advertised at around 3g per protein bar!) and they taste incredible. Though I do love the bars, I try to replicate everything at home as best I can so I know exactly what is going in them. Here is my version of the protein bar.
Though the sugar content isn't exactly the same as the real deal, using all real ingredients in my very own kitchen should count for something. :) I think this amount could be reduced by using Stevia, or a different natural sweetener. Let me know if you try different varieties that work and let's see if they come out better with the nutrition facts.
Recipe from Sweet Cheetah.